Two New Ways to Protect and Cool Your Digital Gadgets


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Heat is a major problem for electronics. Even after you're computer is off, you want it to cool quickly. Two new protective devices help prevent overheating while buffering your gadgets against bumps.

Sea to Summit Padded Soft Cases: Cameras, helmet cams, and other plug in devices can always use protection when you're packing, whether it's your carry on, or your rollerboard. Sea to Summit's Padded Soft Cells are made from high-density, die-cut EVA foam encased covered in slippery, silky sil nylon. So they're easy to slide into a tightly-packed bag, and they add a maximum of only two ounces per case to your bag. Big hypalon handles make the bags easy to stuff and retrieve. EVA foam won't crack in the cold, nylon provides moisture protection, and thanks to a large U-shaped zipper, the lid flips fully open while you're packing. Available August 2012, $30-$35,

Timbuk2 Crater Laptop Sleeve: Holes in this high density foam case gives your laptop low bulk scratch protection without sealing in the heat.In fact, the crater holes cool your laptop while you're carrying it. An l-shaped zipper lets you get it out quickly and easily. And, you can leave it in the sleeve in airport security as–TSA can see through it with the x-ray machine.

-Berne Broudy

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